Health Protection Agency

Type: Organization
Name: Health Protection Agency
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

'Real risk' Ebola virus will mutate to become an airborne disease, expert warns

As the Ebola outbreak rampages through Africa scientists are privately concerned the virus could mutate to become airborne, one expert has warned.So far 2,300 people have lost their lives to the disease with more than 4,300 cases recorded in West Africa ... [Published News.am - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Over 40s targeted in sexual health campaign

MEN and women in Mid Devon aged over 40 are the target of a sexual health campaign launched by an NHS clinic in Exeter .The Centre, managed by the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, is aiming to raise awareness among over-40s of the sexual health and ... [Published This is the West Country - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

ADK actions, harmful to public health: HPA

Fathimath Aruma, Haveeru OnlineWaste lying on the street near the back door of ADK Hospital: Such sights are commonplace, report locals living in the neighboring area. HAVEERU PHOTOWaste lying near ADK, Saturday night: HPA reports that they could be harmful ... [Published Haveeru Daily Online - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Tell people that mobile towers are not harmful: Gujarat high court to government

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court on Friday directed the state government and the Centre to create public awareness that they have no reason to fear the emission of radio active waves from mobile tower. The HC ordered so with observation that the use of the ... [Published Times of India - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Case study: Chemical incident: Midlands, England

Following the death of a retired scientist, who had worked in the nuclear industry some years before, relatives were concerned that he may have done experiments at home. They approached the Health Protection Agency ( HPA ) now Public Health England (PHE) ... [Published Cabinet Office - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Case study: Radiological incident: London, England

The UK Government Decontamination Service ( GDS ) was requested, via the emergency contact procedures, to attend the Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms to participate in a meeting of the Civil Contingencies Committee. It had been established that Alexander ... [Published Cabinet Office - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

News story: Health protection content now on GOV.UK

PHE has moved health protection content from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) website and PHE ’s health protection committees to GOV.UK. GOV.UK makes it simpler, clearer and faster to find this information.Information is now on GOV.UK aboutYou don’t ... [Published Department for Transport - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Heroin’s Anthrax Problem

This may come as a total shock, but pure forms of illicit drugs can be hard to come by. Certain controlled substances are frequently adulterated, if not outright contaminated, by products that range from the household to the industrial to the pharmaceutical. ... [Published Discover Magazine - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

DuPont fined $1.3m for pollution violations

DuPont has been fined $1.275m for eight alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances between May 2006 and January 2010 in West Virginia.One worker died after exposure to phosgene, a toxic gas released due to failure to comply with industry ... [Published Food Quality News - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Legionnaires' investigation over with evidence suggesting infection acquired during foreign travel

Patient admitted to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital with potentially deadly disease last week :: No further details on patient’s conditionAn investigation into the source of a Legionnaires’ Disease infection which left a person in intensive ... [Published Gazette Live - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Govt. appeals to avoid travel to West Africa

Maldivian Foreign Ministry advises citizens to refrain from travelling to countries where Ebola has infested.The Ministry’s Wednesday Travel Advisory edition depicted that travelling to Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and even Congo (DRC) is not ... [Published Haveeru Daily Online - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Three patients infected with salmonella die at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham

Three people who caught salmonella died after an outbreak at a Birmingham hospital two months ago.Officials from Public Health England are investigating an outbreak of the disease which saw dozens infected with the food poisoning bug.There were 43 cases ... [Published Birmingham Mail - Aug 15 2014]

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"Britain is a world leader in medical research and mobilising our unique strengths to find a vaccine could be pivotal to containing Ebola and preventing future outbreaks."

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Does glove use increase the risk of infection? [Published Nursing Times - Sep 19 2014]
Burden of influenza B virus infections in Scotl... [Published Eurosurveillance - Sep 18 2014]
First UK Ebola vaccine trial: Healthy volunteer... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 17 2014]
'Real risk' Ebola virus will mutate to become a... [Published News.am - Sep 15 2014]
‘How church rites put members at risk of Ebola ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Sep 15 2014]
Hospital hygiene focus should be broader, says ... [Published Building Better Healthcare - Sep 15 2014]
Blame game rages over alcohol-related deaths li... [Published Daily Nation - Sep 14 2014]
Ebola may become airborne •Experts raise the al... [Published Nigerian Tribune - Sep 14 2014]
Ebola 'treatment' traded on new black market em... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 12 2014]
Over 40s targeted in sexual health campaign [Published This is the West Country - Sep 12 2014]
Exeter Express and Echo published Exeter NHS se... [Published Exeter Express and Echo - Sep 09 2014]
ADK actions, harmful to public health: HPA [Published Haveeru Daily Online - Sep 08 2014]
Tell people that mobile towers are not harmful:... [Published Times of India - Sep 06 2014]
Public Health England Hub Programme and Porton ... [Published They Work For You - Sep 04 2014]
Tips on eating safe when dining out [Published MSN UK - Sep 03 2014]
Case study: Radiological incident: London, England [Published Cabinet Office - Sep 02 2014]
Case study: Chemical incident: Midlands, England [Published Cabinet Office - Sep 02 2014]
News story: Health protection content now on GO... [Published Department for Transport - Sep 02 2014]
Heroin’s Anthrax Problem [Published Discover Magazine - Aug 31 2014]
DuPont fined $1.3m for pollution violations [Published Food Quality News - Aug 29 2014]
Legionnaires' investigation over with evidence ... [Published Gazette Live - Aug 29 2014]
Steep rise in antibiotic use for coughs and colds [Published Eastbourne Herald - Aug 28 2014]
Govt. appeals to avoid travel to West Africa [Published Haveeru Daily Online - Aug 28 2014]
Overuse of antibiotics even by GPs sparks fears... [Published Voice of Russia - Aug 23 2014]
Salmonella linked to foreign eggs as associatio... [Published Farming UK - Aug 23 2014]
How safe is fish spa pedicure in UAE? [Published Emirates247 - Aug 23 2014]
Liberia: 'Let Experts Lead in Ebola Fight', For... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 21 2014]
Do drugs firms see Ebola as issue for 'poor peo... [Published EuroNews - Aug 19 2014]
Detailed guide: Preparing for and responding to... [Published Cabinet Office - Aug 19 2014]
EU Boosts Its Immediate Aid To Contain Ebola Ou... [Published IPMI Magazine - Aug 19 2014]
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Guinea: West Africa: EU boosts its immediate ai... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 08 2014]
Source: European CommissionCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone The European Union is increasing by an additional €8 million its efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This is the fourth increase of EU assistance ...
National Geographic: African Ebola Outbreak Wil... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 30 2014]
Experts speaking to the National Geographic  suggest that it is "likely" that the dreaded Ebola virus spreading across West Africa will make its way to the United States, but once here, it is unlikely to spread far, due to advanced American medical ...
Ebola: What is the real risk to the UK? [Published H5N1 - Jul 30 2014]
Via The Guardian: Ebola: what is the real risk to the UK? Excerpt:If somebody with the virus in their body but not yet ill arrived at a UK airport, they would not be detected – who would know? But border control staff have been warned of the symptoms ...
Nigeria Becomes Fourth Country Hit by 'Out of C... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 27 2014]
A 40-year-old Liberian man who died in Lagos, Nigeria, has become the first victim of ebola in Africa's most populous country, according to the Nigerian government. His death makes Nigeria the fourth country to experience an ebola incident since the ...
Defence Related Parliamentary Answers – to 12th... [Published Think Defence - Jun 13 2014]
Defence related Parliamentary Written Statements and Answers to Written Questions D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations (UK/France) The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Anna Soubry):  My noble Friend the Under-Secretary of ...
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